100k Freeroll Recap: Gameweek 4
The incredible start to the 2020/21 Premier League season continued this past weekend, and Footstock users with entries in the Footstock 100k Freeroll have been taking full advantage! Once again, the Footstock Blog has been able to catch up with the gameweek prize winner and gain some insight into their strategy …
Overall Leaderboard 💰
Gameweek 4 Leaderboard 🏆
Gameweek 4 Team of the Week ⚽
My winning gameweek 4 team was one of two that I submitted before GW3, partially due to suffering from FOMO after watching Son and Kane dismantle Southampton in week 2.
My overall strategy for my freeroll teams has been to select two players from five teams with a solo player from the sixth, as this will help to accumulate win points if all the stars align!
With no Sons in my previous £100k freeroll entries, I partnered him with Kane. This choice worked wonders with Son’s surprise return from injury, as Spurs put Ole’s sorry United to the sword, with two goals apiece for my boys.
Elsewhere, I’d been amazed with James Rodriguez’s start at Everton and decided to twin him with the in-form Dominic Calvert-Lewin, whose goalscoring heroics have since seen him earn a deserved international call up, which he took full advantage of last night. Both these players had to go in my team, with J-Rod bagging a brace and DCL scoring.
For the rest of my forward line, I selected Raheem Sterling, as I expect him to get a decent run up front at City with both Aguero and Jesus injured, plus Mo Salah whose goalscoring form has continued where he left off – three further goals came from this pair.
Sadio Mane was my other midfielder pick as I expect plenty of goals from Mo’s partner in crime, although he couldn’t help this weekend due to testing positive for COVID-19. This should give fellow managers hope that even with ten men, you can still post a decent score.
This team has a large proportion of stars used in the seven offensive players, which left me with the difficult challenge of using eight stars for my keeper and defence. Ederson was my 3-star pick in goal, as at some point I feel that Pep will get his defence solid – he’s thrown plenty of millions at it anyway!
I then selected the Leicester City defensive duo of Soyuncu and Castagne, with the recent Foxes’ signing impressing going forwards. This left one final star for Arsenal centre back Gabriel, who thankfully returned to the team last weekend, as I have him in a few lineups.
I was over the moon to top score this week. Footstock provides so much added entertainment, which was evidenced as I cheered every Villa goal to help reduce Liverpool’s defenders scores to keep me in front of the teams in touching distance!
Kammy Watch 👀
Footstock ambassador Chris Kamara is still yet to really get moving in the 100k hunt. Eight of his eleven made appearances this week, but for the second time in a row, he might have preferred to have fewer players on the pitch. After Willian brought him a minus score last week, this time around it was Aston Villa’s incredible 7-2 victory against Liverpool and a particularly disappointing performance from Virgil Van Dijk that brought negative points for Kammy’s side.
But, of course, that is the beauty of the tournament – it only takes six big scores between now and the end of the season for any team to bag the ultimate prize. Believe in the unbelievable, Kammy!
There are more gameweek prizes up for grabs next weekend, and of course throughout the whole season. And don’t forget, the winner of the top prize of £25,000 will be based on a team’s top 6 gameweeks – so you can enter at any point up to gameweek 32 and still be in with a chance of a first-place finish in the Footstock 100K Freeroll!